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Whether or not females are allowed to serve at the Altar of God is a decision made at the diocese level, or the bishop may give the individual pastors in his diocese the ability to choose if females may be altar servers. According to the guidelines on the USCCB, “Acolytes, altar servers, readers, and other lay ministers may wear the alb or other suitable vesture or other appropriate or dignified clothing. (General Instruction of the Roman Missal, no.339) All servers should wear the same liturgical vesture.” Guidelines for Altar Servers | USCCBIn our diocese, some young ladies choose to wear their veils/mantillas while serving as a reminder of the true presence of Jesus and that the Church is the Bride of Christ. Also, young men or women do not necessarily need to be discerning the vocations of priesthood or religious brother or sister. All young people greatly benefit from serving at the Altar of God and being able to learn more about their Catholic faith from their surrounding priests, deacons, acolytes, sacristans, and other servers. They grow closer to God which helps them in any vocation that choose in life, whether it be priesthood, marriage, single life, or religious life.
I don’t understand what religious sisters have to do with this. Religious orders that have a habit (male or female) base them on their particular history; it has nothing to do with liturgy – usually.
The white alb is the vesture of the baptized; anyone ministering at the altar may wear one. If there’s no distinction there, I see no need for distinction in cassock and surplice wearing servers.
then how do you explain the sisters? because they got different vestment from different countries